With this show, Kovacs takes over as the permanent host on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Kovacs Tonight shows had the following cast members:
Bill Wendell was the announcer, and Peter Handley, Maureen Arthur and Art Lund appeared as regulars. "Oriental Blues" was used as the theme song.
With this show, Ernie Kovacs becomes the permanent Monday-Tuesday host. Excerpts from an undated Kovacs Tonight show appeared on the Showtime special, "Ernie Kovacs- Television's Original Genius." Those excerpts included the show opening, a sight gag involving a tympani, and a split-screen gag with guest Jean Shepherd.